Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

8.890 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Peppered blackberry jam, minor oak influence, young.

Peppered blackberry jam, minor oak influence, young.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep red with dark berry fruit aromas and some oaky notes. On the palate ripe blackberry with cherry flavors, oak, pepper and some hints of vanilla spice. Nice mouthfeel, good balance, fine tannins, medium finish ending with soft oak. Tasting Sample.

Deep red with dark berry fruit aromas and some oaky notes. On the palate ripe blackberry with cherry flavors, oak, pepper and some hints of vanilla spice. Nice mouthfeel, good balance, fine tannins, medium finish ending with soft oak. Tasting Sample.

Jun 9th, 2018
"Odedi"

It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currant, black cherry, vanilla, light cedar, coffee, burned sugar, chocolates, mocha, spices, light vegetables, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, black plums, vanilla, cedar, licorice, milk chocolates, mocha, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with medium round tannins, tangy cranberries and chocolates.

This is a nice Cabernet from the Central Coast in California. Concentrated and somewhat smooth. Well-balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity and will be good in the next few years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 12 months in 60% new French Oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

It is time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. This week it's from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currant, black cherry, vanilla, light cedar, coffee, burned sugar, chocolates, mocha, spices, light vegetables, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate with black currants, cherries, black plums, vanilla, cedar, licorice, milk chocolates, mocha, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with medium round tannins, tangy cranberries and chocolates.

This is a nice Cabernet from the Central Coast in California. Concentrated and somewhat smooth. Well-balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity and will be good in the next few years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up properly and show some tannins.

Aged for 12 months in 60% new French Oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

May 11th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

The ‘16 vintage has arrived. Excited to do a first tasting. The ‘15 was delicious and a great value. Very tight right now - 89 Pts . 3/25/18: a quarter later I am upgrading to 90 points. Tannins are still firm, but layers of fruit are starting to integrate nicely. Decanting required.

The ‘16 vintage has arrived. Excited to do a first tasting. The ‘15 was delicious and a great value. Very tight right now - 89 Pts . 3/25/18: a quarter later I am upgrading to 90 points. Tannins are still firm, but layers of fruit are starting to integrate nicely. Decanting required.

Dec 22nd, 2017
Hayden B. Oothout

Jammy & slightly peppery...not bad but nothing extraordinary about it. If this was a cab option at an average restaurant I would probably order it.

Jammy & slightly peppery...not bad but nothing extraordinary about it. If this was a cab option at an average restaurant I would probably order it.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2018
Mary Ellen Gardone

Very good!!! Will definitely will buy.

Very good!!! Will definitely will buy.

Oct 10th, 2019
Shaun McGregor

Very easy going Cab. Almost like a Pinot.

Very easy going Cab. Almost like a Pinot.

Sep 5th, 2019
bk song

Ok

Ok

Jul 22nd, 2019
Lea Parker

2016 Smith & Hook, Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Smith & Hook, Cabernet Sauvignon

Feb 25th, 2019
MR
8.0

Solid cab not to heavy so versatile with fruit

Solid cab not to heavy so versatile with fruit

Jan 20th, 2019